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Denver Continues Summit League Championship Success on Night Three

Feb. 16, 2018

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The University of Denver men’s and women’s swimming and diving program set another Summit League Championship record, this time in the men’s 400 medley relay, and both programs extended their leads at the championship’s on Friday night at the Midco Aquatic Center.

Following today’s events, the men’s and women’s programs have now combined to win each of the last 64 swimming events at the Summit League Championships, dating back to 2016.

Denver opened the swimming portion of the third night at the Summit League Championships with a win in the women’s 400 medley relay. Senior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colo.), junior Courtney Laird (Overland Park, Kan.), sophomore Josie Valette (Boulder, Colo.) and senior Morgan Wice-Roslin (Colorado Springs, Colo.) combined for a 3:38.04 to win the relay.

On the men’s side, the Pioneers set a new Summit League Championship record with a 3:09.36. The quarter of senior Anton Loncar (Hillsboro, Ore.), freshman Cy Jager (Moscow, Idaho), redshirt freshman Stephen Calkins (Calgary, Alberta) and freshman Cameron Auchinachie (Binghamton, N.Y.) put their names in the Summit League record book with the new time.

Senior Maddie Myers (Arvada, Colo.) pulled away from the field with a 4:13.57 in the women’s 400 IM on Friday night to take the event win. Freshman Ally Yancy (Cave Creek, Ariz.) edged out an opponent for second with a 4:27.93, while senior Karly Haraden (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) finished fourth with a 4:28.31.

The Pioneers took their first podium sweep of the night when Denver grabbed the top-three spots in the men’s 400 IM. Junior Kyle Ewoldt (Gilbert, Ariz.) led the DU trio with a 3:51.90, followed closely behind freshman Trent Panzera (Gauteng, South Africa) who finished the race in 3:54.89 and senior Alex Walton’s (Boulder, Colo.) 3:55.13.

Denver took the top four spots in the women’s 200 free relay, led by a Summit League title for freshman Aysia Leckie (Georgetown, Ontario), who touched the wall in 1:47.09. Junior Annelyse Tullier (Dallas, Texas) was just behind Leckie in second with a 1:47.23, followed by sophomore Andi Johnston’s (Fort Collins, Colo.) third place finish in 1:48.55 and Valette’s 1:48.99.

The Pioneer men took the top four spots and five of the top six spots in the 200 free. Calkins finished in 1:35.46 to stand tallest on the podium Friday. Sophomore Colin Gilbert (Kamloops, B.C.) took second in 1:36.10, sophomore Hugo Sykes (Weston, Conn.) grabbed third with a 1:37.72, senior Ray Bornman (Mackay, Queensland) touched fourth in 1:38.35 and sophomore Sid Farber (Portland, Ore.) clocked in at 1:40.55 to finish sixth.

Denver swept the women’s 100 breast podium with all three swimmers within 0.12 seconds of eachother. Laird edged out her two freshmen teammates with a 1:02.44. Charlotte Simon (Saint Remy, France) finished just 0.03 seconds behind Laird for second and Emily Vandenberg (Ajax, Ontario) took third with a 1:02.56.

Jager added another Summit League title to his name with a win in the men’s 100 breast, turning in a 53.73. Freshman Adriel Sanes (Rosharon, Texas) reached the wall in second with a 54.00, and classmate Anthony Nosack (Beaverton, Ore.) finished fifth with a 56.03.

DU swept the women’s 100 back podium with three NCAA B Standard performances. McCormick won the top spot with a 52.86. Redshirt-junior Heidi Bradley (Victoria, B.C.) grabbed second with a 54.70 and junior Lauren Moden (Parker, Colo.) was clocked in third with a 54.75.

Loncar led a group of five Pioneers that took the top five spots in the men’s 100 back to end Friday night at the Championships. The Denver senior finished in 46.98, a little more than four-tenths ahead of Auchinachie’s 47.40. Sophomore Neil Wachtler (Waco, Texas), senior Jared Smith (Boulder City, Nev.) and sophomore Peter Webster (Odense, Denmark) took the next three spots with a 47.80, 49.20 and 49.26, respectively.

In diving on Friday, sophomore Alex Morgan (Dyer, Ind.) led the Denver men with a 255.05 and freshman Jake Ryor (Naperville, Ill.) was credited with a 227.05 to finish eighth.

The Swimming and Diving Championships meet concludes Saturday, Feb. 17 with prelims beginning at 10 a.m. CT and finals set for 7 p.m. CT. Click here to watch live.

Friday’s Event Wins


 

 

Women’s 400 Medley Relay –McCormick, Laird, Valette, Wice-Roslin – 3:38.04

Men’s 400 Medley Relay – Loncar, Jager, Calkins, Auchinachie – 3:09.36

Women’s 400 IM – Maddie Myers – 4:27.93

Men’s 400 IM – Kyle Ewoldt – 3:55.13

Women’s 200 Free – Aysia Leckie – 1:47.09

Men’s 200 Free – Stephen Calkins – 1:35.46

Women’s 100 Breast – Courtney Laird – 1:02.44

Men’s 100 Breast – Cy Jager – 53.73

Women’s 100 Back – Morgan McCormick – 52.86

Men’s 100 Back – Anton Loncar -46.98 

Friday’s NCAA Standards

Women’s 400 IM – Maddie Myers – 4:12.76 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 400 IM – Kyle Ewoldt – 3:54.27 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 100 Breast – Cy Jager – 54.13 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 100 Breast – Adriel Sanes -54.95 – NCAA B Standard

Women’s 100 Back – Morgan McCormick – 53.48 – NCAA B Standard

Women’s 100 Back – Lauren Moden – 54.97 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 100 Back – Anton Loncar – 46.81 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 100 Back – Cameron Auchinachie – 47.62 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s’ 100 Back – Neil Wachtler – 47.64 – NCAA B Standard

Women’s 400 IM – Maddie Myers – 4:13.57 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 400 IM – Kyle Ewoldt – 3:51.90 – NCAA B Standard

Women’s 200 Free –Aysia Leckie – 1:47.09 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 200 Free – Stephen Calkins – 1:35.46 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 200 Free – Colin Gilbert – 1:36.10 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 200 Free – Hugo Sykes – 1:37.72 – NCAA B Standard

Women’s 100 Breast – Courtney Laird – 1:02.44 – NCAA B Standard

Women’s 100 Breast – Charlotte Simon – 1:02.47 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 100 Breast – Cy Jager – 53.73 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 100 Breast – Adriel Sanes – 54.00 – NCAA B Standard

Women’s 100 Back – Morgan McCormick – 52.86 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 100 Back – Anton Loncar – 46.98 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 100 Back – Cameron Auchinachie – 47.40 – NCAA B Standard

Men’s 100 Back - Neil Wachtler – 47.80 – NCAA B Standard 

Friday's Summit League Championship Records

Men’s 400 Medley Relay – Loncar, Jager, Calkins, Auchinachie – 3:09.36 

UP NEXT

Order of Events (All Times Central)

Saturday, February 17

Swimming Prelims – 10 a.m.

100 IM (W/M)

200 Back (W/M)

100 Free (W/M)

200 Breast (W/M)

200 Fly (W/M)

1650 Free (W/M)

Diving Prelims – 2:30 p.m.

Three-Meter (W) 

Diving Finals – 5 p.m.

One-Meter (W)

Swimming Finals – 7 p.m.

100 IM (W/M)

200 Back (W/M)

100 Free (W/M)

200 Breast (W/M)

200 Fly (W/M)

Break

400 Free Relay (W/M)

ALUMNI GIVING CHALLENGE

The University of Denver is holding an alumni giving challenge for the 2017-2018 season in an effort to increase student-athlete alumni participation in the Denver Athletics Annual Fund. The sport with the highest percentage of alumni participation will receive an additional $10,000 of support through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Alumni can make a gift onlineby calling 303-871-2388 during normal business hours or by sending a check to:

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